The Independent Science and Partnership Council's 2016 Science Forum will be co-hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) from 12-14 April 2016 in Addis Ababa on the topic: “Agricultural research for rural prosperity: rethinking the pathways”.
The last two Science Fora focused on research and partnership issues related to the CGIAR System Level Outcomes (SLOs) on agriculture and the environment and the potential contribution of agriculture to nutrition and health outcomes. With the new CGIAR Strategy and Results Framework having 3 SLOs, the ISPC considers that the 2016 Science Forum (SF16) should focus on the SLO which has not yet been addressed in a SF– the contribution of agriculture to reducing poverty. The ISPC has selected the topic: “Agricultural research for rural prosperity: rethinking the pathways”. The main objective of SF16 is to rethink the pathways for agricultural research to stimulate inclusive development of rural economies in an era of climate change. The Forum will marshal evidence and build on lessons learned to date, to suggest an updated list of priority research areas and approaches which involve more strategic and inclusive engagement with partners.
The Independent Science and Partnership Council (ISPC) is a member of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
See the SF16 website for more details about the program and participation